Weeks after thousands in Ogoniland attended a memorial for Ken Saro-Wiwa, the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) announced its plan to initiate peaceful and non-violent direct mass actions to protest the refusal of the Federal Government to implement the recommendations set out in the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report on […]
The traditional way of life that centers around livestock herding for food, clothing, materials, and trade, known as pastoralism, has been developed over many centuries as a sustainable livelihood in the world’s arid and semi-arid regions. The pastoral lifestyle was found to be the best way to sustain society in these often harsh areas. As […]
Speaking at the December 2009 UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, G-77 Chief Climate Negotiator, Lumumba Stanislaus-Kaw Di-Aping of Southern Sudan, addressed civil society participants asking for their help. As Di-Aping observed in his briefing, UN policy on climate change, while profitable for Western corporations, condemns Africa to immeasurable suffering.
In this Time/CNN article, we get a glimpse of the type of psychological warfare we can expect as the transnational corporate pals of Western media intensify their looting of the African continent. With approximately half the world’s unmined minerals, ores, and fossil fuels located there, we can also anticipate Western governments to continue pouring ever […]
Botswana’s government this week approved a massive $3 billion diamond mine in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve – confirming once again that they probably couldn’t care less about the Kgeikani Kweni, the First People of the Kalahari, on whose lands the mine will be located. The curiously-timed approval was issued on January 18th “in the […]
The International Federal Council (CF) of the World Amazigh Congress (Congrès Mondial Amazigh, CMA) recently held its 7th annual meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, to discuss the current state of Amazigh rights. Founded in 1995, the CMA is an umbrella organization that represents the Imazighen, Indigenous Peoples more commonly known as the Berbers and the Tuareg. […]
As a lot of you may know, the crises I write about here on Intercontinental Cry usually don’t get much exposure in the press. It’s pretty infuriating, to be honest, and it’s something that I’d really like to get into at some point; but for now, let me just say that I’m glad we can […]
As the United States considers its support of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and Australia moves toward amending its constitution in favour of Indigenous Rights, the people of Kenya took their own step forward this month took, akin to the patient but sturdy march we saw in 2009 with the […]
In this month’s Underreported Struggles: Paramilitaries attack peaceful caravan in Oaxaca; Kayan People win 12-year battle against oil palm; Indigenous People issue warning of bloodshed in Brazil; Indian Police and Private militias attack indigenous protesters; Canadian company gets permission to drill on Kichwa land. Apr 30 – Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth, […]
The Gibe 3 Hydro Dam threatens to destroy the livelihoods of 500,000 Indigenous People. A group of international NGOs have launched a campaign to stop a disaster-in-the-making: the Gibe 3 Hydro Dam on Ethiopia’s Omo River. The “fatally flawed” project threatens to destroy the food security and economies of roughly 500,000 Indigenous People in Southern […]
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